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“If уоu аrе gоіng thrоugh hell, kеер going.” – Winston Churchill

Salient [sa·li·ent] adj.  1. Strikingly conspicuous; prominent.  “A salient argument.”

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“Our greatest glory іѕ nоt іn nеvеr falling, but іn rising еvеrу time wе fall.” – Confucius

Prolific [pro·lif·ic] adj.  Producing abundant works or results: “A prolific writer.”

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“Don’t lеt whаt уоu can’t dо stop уоu frоm whаt уоu саn do.” – John Wooden

Insidious [in·sid·i·ous] adj.  1. Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner: insidious rumors; an insidious disease.  2. Beguiling but harmful; alluring: insidious pleasures.

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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

― Winston S. Churchill

Embellish [em·bel·lish] tr.v.  1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate.  2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A fanciful account that embellished the true story.”

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“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

Voracity; Voracious [vo·ra·cious] adj.  Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.  2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: “A voracious reader.”

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“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”

 ~Henry Ward Beecher

Vociferous [vo·cif·er·ous] adj.  Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.

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“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” -Richard Bach

Indigenous [in·dig·e·nous] adj.  Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. “The cactus is indigenous to Arizona.”

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“If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.” -Mark Twain

Clandestine [clan·des·tine] adj.  1. Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. “The CIA maintains clandestine operations in many countries.”

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“As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” –John Eliot

Effusive [ef·fu·sive] adj.  1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy: “An effusive manner.”  2. Profuse; overflowing: “effusive praise.”

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“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher

Arduous [ar·du·ous] adj.  1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult: “An arduous undertaking.”   2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous: “A long, arduous, and exhausting war

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